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The Open Mind, Hosted by Alexander Heffner
28 minutes | Jul 7, 2021
What Does Peace Mean?
Diplomat Severine Autesserre discusses her new book “The Frontlines of Peace: An Insider’s Guide to Changing the World” and the process of peacemaking from Congo tribal wars to U.S. gun violence.
31 minutes | Jul 5, 2021
American Dreams and American Jobs
Wall Street Journal bestselling "Unspoken Rules" author Gorick Ng discusses the first generation American workforce and job market.
27 minutes | Jun 28, 2021
What Human Challenge Trials Can Teach Us
Bioethicist Nir Eyal discusses the ethics of research for vaccines and therapeutics and how equity should be applied to the future of medicine.
28 minutes | Jun 21, 2021
Black to the Future
Saxophonist Shabaka Hutchings discusses his newest visionary album, racial justice, and the cosmos of music.
33 minutes | Jun 16, 2021
Voting to Determine Your Health
Power Coalition CEO Ashley Shelton discusses grassroots organizing in Louisiana in the current pandemic and political landscape.
29 minutes | Jun 14, 2021
Millennial Doctors and the Next Greatest Generation
New York Times COVID-19 correspondent Emma Goldberg discusses the experience of Millennial doctors reported in her new book “Life on the Line: Young Doctors Come of Age in a Pandemic.”
32 minutes | Jun 12, 2021
Law, Justice, and Democracy in America
University of Alabama professor and US Attorney (retired) Joyce Vance discusses the Department of Justice and protecting democratic norms in the Biden era.
30 minutes | Jun 7, 2021
Deplatforming Disinformation...Until 2023?
Atlantic Council's Digital Forensic Research Lab Resident Fellow Jared Holt discusses Facebook's ban on Donald Trump and the post-Insurrection domestic terrorism climate.
29 minutes | Jun 5, 2021
The Factual Basis for the Lab Leak
Investigative reporter Katherine Eban discusses her documentation of the factual basis for evaluating COVID-19 lab leak pandemic origin.
28 minutes | Jun 3, 2021
Breaking the Filibuster to Survive in America
Gun safety advocate and "Find the Helpers" author Fred Guttenberg discusses his mission to prevent more American murders.
29 minutes | Jun 1, 2021
A Cautiously Optimistic Assessment of Fighting American Fascism
Author Shane Burley discusses his new book "Why We Fight: Essays on Fascism, Resistance, and Surviving the Apocalypse."
23 minutes | May 21, 2021
The State of Mississippi
Mississippi Today managing editor Kayleigh Skinner discusses the contemporary political and cultural climate in Mississippi in 2021.
25 minutes | May 20, 2021
To Mask or Unmask
Virologist Angela Rasmussen discusses the CDC's new guidance and breakthrough infections.
28 minutes | May 18, 2021
Policy Experimentation and Paralysis
Microsoft's Civic Engagement director Sid Espinosa discusses how civic tech, corporations, and governments need to fix systemic inequities.
21 minutes | May 17, 2021
The Safety Imperative of Infrastructure
Together for Safer Roads CEO David Braunstein discusses the high stakes for infrastructure reform.
22 minutes | May 12, 2021
China's World Order
Foreign Policy editor James Palmer discusses China's global position and the Biden administration's foreign policy beyond the first one hundred days.
27 minutes | May 10, 2021
Making Humane Tech a Reality
Algorithmic Justice League founder Joy Buolamwini discusses legislation to ban and redress the harm from weaponized data systems.
27 minutes | May 7, 2021
The Manchin House Rules
Washington Monthly and RealClearPolitics contributor Bill Scher discusses Joe Manchin's impact on lawmaking in the Biden era.
23 minutes | May 7, 2021
When Will Congress End Citizens United?
End Citizens United executive director Tiffany Muller discusses the path forward for voting rights and electoral reform.
24 minutes | May 5, 2021
American Medicine in the Pandemic
University of Chicago Department of Surgery chairman Dr. Jeffrey Matthews discusses how the pandemic has – and has not – transformed the U.S. medical practice and how to tackle vaccine resistance.
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